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Posted by: TVenthusiasm
4 hours ago
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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Half of Radio 3 is to move to MediaCity - the other half will remain in London:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2022/12/06/bbc-...o-salford/

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Posted by: Kunst
9 hours ago
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-a...e-channels

Now responses from many commercial broadcasters and beyond have been added to the website, regarding changes to the OFCOM's COSTA advertising laws for public broadcasters.

Unlike some people said, all public broadcasters are OK with some minutage changes and harmonization with "digital" channels, nowadays
Channel 4 states clearly that their plan would be to remove the end break and add 0.30 mins to most internal ad breaks (up to 4 minutes, most of the time), as seen on digital 4 channels nowadays.
Any change would mostly be visible during current programmes.

This didn't used to be the case, before 2008-09 apparently on digital 4 channels and beyond, internal breaks used to be 3'30 long even on E4.
But eventually on 60 mins slots in particular, broadcasters started removing end breaks completely

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Posted by: Bennyboy84
Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Forum: TV/Radio Presentation
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After watching some 80s closedown clips on YouTube this is on quite a few of them.

I'm sure this has been asked before but why did they used to do this?

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Posted by: Medianext.MX
03-12-2022, 04:16 PM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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Warner Bros. Discovery looks like is trying to stop making its content exclusive to HBO Max/Discovery+. This week, on C21Media's Content London event, Channing Dungey announced that some of the DC animations planned for HBO Max are finding a new home on Prime Video. Additionally, Amazon Studios will co-produce new projects with Warner Bros. Television.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/30/2348...rry-potter

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BBC axes iconic Top of the Pops Christmas Day special after 57 years: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar...years.html

What are your thoughts about it anyway?

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Posted by: Medianext.MX
30-11-2022, 08:37 PM
Forum: TV/Radio News and Sport Presentation
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CBC News has launched its long-awaited new streaming network, CBC News Explore. Its content will focus on longer form programming and in-depth reporting, in contrast to the CBC News Network, which is focusing on breaking news going forward. The channel is repackaging CBC News content aired on TV, with original programming leveraging that content, including the new analysis show About That with Andrew Chang. New content will come online every morning and will be repeated up to three times a day. The channel is available in the US and Canada on Roku and Tubi, as well as CBC’s own website and app, including the CBC Gem streamer (Canada only).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cbc-news-...-1.6647884
https://www.cbc.ca/news/editorsblog/cbc-...-1.6666483

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Posted by: DJ Dave
30-11-2022, 08:30 PM
Forum: TV/Radio Programme Presentation and General Discussion
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No thread so I thought I would make one, Granada Reports said they are behind the scenes of the new part of the Corrie set tomorrow night.

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Posted by: ACTV
30-11-2022, 07:34 AM
Forum: TV/Radio News and Sport Presentation
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The new look ITN is now up on the website.

https://itn.co.uk/

My verdict is that it's fine but I suspect it'll be a grower. I did like the animation of it on the website.

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Posted by: robertclark125
29-11-2022, 08:14 PM
Forum: TV/Radio Presentation
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Hopefully this is in the right bit. Back in the 80s, before the early morning Open university programmes on BBC2, and occasionally BBC1, there would be a black screen, with tone, and an "OU" lettering in either the top left or top right corner. In the example below, it's in both top corners!

BBC2 Open University Start-Up - 20th March 1988 - YouTube

I know there's some technical reason for there being a separate OU test signal, but can anyone elaborate on why?

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Posted by: Tvfanboy
24-11-2022, 11:39 PM
Forum: TV/Radio Programme Presentation and General Discussion
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David Walliams has quit Britain’s Got Talent after a leaked chat.

Who would be a good replacement?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/brea...s-28577800

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